Egypt’s Regional Role

6th Tripartite Summit discusses terrorism, illegal migration, and Turkish provocations

6th Tripartite Summit discusses terrorism, illegal migration, and Turkish provocations

*This article was originally published on egypttoday.com, please see the original story here.   CAIRO – 10 October 2018: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi arrived in Crete Island Wednesday to take part in the sixth tripartite summit encompassing Egypt, Greece, and Cyprus to follow up on what has been achieved within the cooperation framework.   The […]

October 6th war: A war that changed everything

October 6th war: A war that changed everything

By Fatma Wahaidy CAIRO – 6 October 2018: Exactly 45 years ago, on October 6, 1973, Israel was surprised by a well-coordinated Egyptian-Syrian military attack that shocked the Israeli society and political system to the core. The Egyptian forces crossed the Suez Canal to push the Israelis out of the Sinai Peninsula with concurrent attacks […]

President el-Sisi to Underscore Importance of U.S.-Egypt Bilateral Relations, Egypt’s Regional Leadership during Vice President Mike Pence’s First Trip to Cairo

President el-Sisi to Underscore Importance of U.S.-Egypt Bilateral Relations, Egypt’s Regional Leadership during Vice President Mike Pence’s First Trip to Cairo

As Vice President Pence prepares to visit the Middle East at the end of the week, there obviously is great interest in what he will seek to achieve in the region. Recent world events — a meeting in Saudi Arabia between President Trump and President el-Sisi and a visit by Jared Kushner to Cairo — point to Egypt as […]

Talking Mideast Peace and Christianity, Egypt’s Sissi Makes Unprecedented Overture to U.S. Evangelicals

Talking Mideast Peace and Christianity, Egypt’s Sissi Makes Unprecedented Overture to U.S. Evangelicals

*This article was originally published on Haaretz.com, please see the original story here. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi met on Wednesday with a group of leading evangelical Christian activists from the United States at his office in Cairo, where they discussed the fight against ISIS, the prospects for peace between Israel and the Arab world […]

Egypt’s Role in Ending Decade-Long Palestinian Division

Egypt’s Role in Ending Decade-Long Palestinian Division

In a region that faces many challenges, Egypt has remained an essential player in regional stability, with its leadership determined to help bring about a just and comprehensive peace between the Israeli and Palestinian people — putting an end to a conflict that has raged for over half a century. Over the last decade, the disunity among […]

Egypt in the Headlines: 3 Recent Insights from Experts

Egypt in the Headlines: 3 Recent Insights from Experts

August heralds an exciting month for Egypt as the country moves forward to strengthen itself both internally and externally. Experts around the world have come to recognize the country’s steps towards fortifying its partnerships with other nations, improving investor confidence, and taking steps to achieve energy self-sufficiency. Below are some brief thoughts from experts who […]

What Egypt’s Efforts to Sow Religiou Unity Can Teach the World About Counter-Terrorism

What Egypt’s Efforts to Sow Religiou Unity Can Teach the World About Counter-Terrorism

Volunteers carry a body from the rubble of the St. Mark’s Orthodox Church bombing. It started last December: a sudden “strange” and “sad” foreboding that Doctor Nevin Adel Salama couldn’t quite pinpoint. She was in the prime of her life — 31 years old, beloved by her fellow church members, with a good job at a local […]

U.S.-Egypt Cooperation Enhances Regional Military Capabilities

U.S.-Egypt Cooperation Enhances Regional Military Capabilities

Following a recent visit to Egypt, U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis stated, “I left Cairo very confident in the avenues we have to advance our military-to-military relationship, which has been a bedrock and has stood solid all these years.” U.S. and Egyptian naval forces also recently partnered for a four-day joint operation in the […]

Egypt, Then and Now: A Brief History of Surviving Turmoil and Rebuilding for the Future

Egypt, Then and Now: A Brief History of Surviving Turmoil and Rebuilding for the Future

Following a period of political instability, economic hardship, and acts of terrorism, Egypt today is stabilizing and gradually moving toward a safer, more open, and more prosperous society. Although much work remains to reset old institutional practices, Egypt’s future is looking bright. It has a young and well-educated population and is attracting foreign investment, partnering […]